Can't Smooth Part of a 3D Poly

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Old 07 July 2013   #1
Can't Smooth Part of a 3D Poly

Hi All,

I'm new to this forum and fairly new to 3DS max. I use 3DS max 2013 and have been going through the 3DS max bible book for the past couple on months.

I'm working on my first practice model at the moment (my table tennis bat!), but have come unstuck when trying to smooth the edges of the bat.

I can't work out how to only smooth the edge of the bat without distorting the rest of the model.

Any help would be appreciated and a step by step description would be amazing.

Thanks


This is the bat in it's current state
 
Old 08 August 2013   #2
You need to to select the polygons of the edge of your bat, then pick the "Smooth" modifier and increase the threshold value, try 180. Thereafter pick the "MeshSmooth" modifier and tick the "Smoothing groups" checkbox under "Parameters".
 
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